Elisandro Gonzalez was first introduced to me at meeting of agave geeks hosted by tequila critic and enthusiast, Kelly Cash almost two years ago. He and his cousin produce Tosba Mezcal, a process that’s been a decade in the making.
He shared with me an NPR audio story about their brand so I’m passing on the link right here.
So far I just brought in the Espadin at $76.99. This Mezcal smells like sweet raisins and Blood Oranges. On the palate I get soft and round flavors of cloves and chai tea. It has a long finish that dissipates nice and dryly, leaving lingering notes of chocolate malt. Pairs beautifully with apples, salads, desserts and mixes well with citrus, dry sodas and chocolate bitters.